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in washington. the house has approved a temporary spending plan to fund the federal government until october. president obama is expected to sign the legislation soon. meanwhile, $85 billion in federal cuts continue to take effect. 1 million federal employees still face unpaid time off. also in washington, the house has approved representative paul ryan's controversial budget. through $4.6 trillion in spending cuts, the bill aims to balance the federal budget in ten years. it would repeal the affordable care act and turn medicare into a voucher program. house speaker john boehner said ryan's budget helps balance the federal budget. "the american people overwhelmingly support balancing our budget, a budget senate democrats are considering never balancing. that means more debt, fewer jobs, and, frankly, much higher taxes." meanwhile, democrats criticized the bill's lack of funding to healthcare programs. "one of the core elements of the ryan budget plan that gives us real partisan concern is that it doesn't keep our promises to our seniors, to our veterans, to our most vulernable population."
. a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shut down is awaiting president obama's signature, the $980 billion measure cleared the house of representatives funding day-to-day operations through the end of september and leaves if place automatic spending cuts to domestic programs and the pentagon but it eases the impact of other cuts. >> google's executive chairman is in myammar, one of the largest untapped tech markets and meeting with the president to push for free speech and private sector development. myammar, formally known as burma is coming from decades of military rule and international sanctions and undergoing dramatic political and economic reform. internet access is still rare only a small part of the 50 million residents have access to cell phones, but the visit comes after trips to india, libya, afghanistan, and north korea. >> drivers in the north bay and the south bay have been fighting signature alerts. >> we have you covered. >> southbound 101 coming from the waldo tunnel we have a look at the golden gate bridge now, a few cars coming by and you can access the golden ga
to presidential humor. we've seen more of than a couple from president obama. >> this is my last white house correspondents' dinner as president. i'm not sure what i'm going to do next. after he left office, vice president gore won an oscar and the nobel peace prize. hey, i don't know, i might win a prize, publishing clearinghouse or something. >> i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores in midtown. it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom or what mitt romney would call a little fixer-upper. >> dean, you see this as a big change in presidential joking, right? the attack comic. >> it is. i wrote about it in my cnn opinion article. you can see the contrast in jokes from reagan making fun of himself for being old. bush made fun of his inability to speak english. self-deprecating humor, you can't go wrong. it makes people like you. no one's offended because you're making fun of yourself. i should do that more. but president obama's turned it around. he does it like a comedian, like "the daily show." t
. , on "washington journal" a discussion on president obama's trip to the middle east. senior white house correspondent from cbs will discuss the history and importance of presidential press conferences. from theel o'hanlon brookings institution talks about u.s. missile-defense capability. " live aton journal 7:00 a.m. eastern, on c-span. >> we can take pictures of the ,rain and see the whole thing but there is this enormous gap in between about how the circuits in the brain function in order to be able to move my at you and process that information, or to lay down a memory. we don't know how that works. that technology is yet to be invented, a lot of this will be technology development. a lot will be nanotechnology. what we aim to do is record, from maybe hundreds of thousands of brain cells at the same time. be able, therefore, to understand how the circuits work. that is the brain activity map that is being talked about. very early days, not even a scientific plan at about milestones and time tables and cost. it is getting to be an exciting moment to put something together that we coul
such as that barack obama lives in regal style in the white house, and has his own presidential dog walker. none of which is true. dana bash who has made a habit of catching lawmakers tries to catch up with michele bachmann. >> i want to ask about the fact that you talked about the excesses he engaged in. the fact he has a dog walker, which is not true. the big point of my speech is about bnz benghazi. >> if you want to focus on -- >> there are four americans killed. >> you are the one who brought it up. >> he is american. >> you are the one that brought it up. >> she is in good shape. >> then bill o'reilly surprised them by going after the republican lawmaker. >> this is a trivial pursuit and michele bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. michele bachmann is
house press secretary. does that help or hinder his job as press secretary to president obama? guest: he serves the president first before he serves the press. he knows how we work. he knows how we think. he has been in our shoes following other presidents. that is helpful to him and the white house. maybe not quite as helpful to us. host: we are focusing on 100 years of presidential news conferences. barbara, good morning. caller: several weeks ago, there was the comment that the white house press corps hates the president. is that reflected in your reporting? also, did you feel chuck todd's behavior at the press conference with netanyahu reflected well on the white house press corps? guest: there is a natural antagonism toward the white house, in general.not toward the president in particular. we are trying to get information they do not want us to have. we are not there to be a mouthpiece for any administration. we are not on the team. that is the important point. we are there to try, to the best of our ability, to get information out to you. if you happen to like this president, we a
tomorrow. >>> they will keep the government funned through september and the measurement goes to the house where it is expected to pass. connect is racing to pass a spending bill and the bigger battle continues. >>> president barack obama will be focusing on fundraising. what president barack obama hopes to achieve by giving money to candidates for next year. >>> we learned about a planned attack at a florida university. >>> traffic looks good on the willow pass grade, we will tell you more straight ahead. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. . >>> we have new details about an attack on central florida. this former student pulled a an alarm and -- pulled an alarm and his roommate called police when a student pointed a gun at him. when police arrived they found the student dead of a gunshot wound and four homemade bombs. >>> a gruesome be heading of a wall street journal businessman was be headed. he was captured in pakistan and was later killed. a former leader was captured yesterday although he did not carry out the actual be heading. daniel pearl was captu
will be working on. that's a new historical low for which the obama administration can take credit. house budget chairman ryan has produced a budget. chairwoman murray produced a budget. it's quite remarkable that the president has yet to submit a budget, even though the law requires it be done by february 4. the president plans to release his budget the week of april 8, two months overdue. this will be the first time a president has failed to submit a budget until after the house and the senate have acted. once again, on fiscal issues, the president is leading from behind. he set a new low for fiscal responsibility. during the past four years we spent well beyond our means. the gross federal debt has increased by $6 trillion as a result. now, unless we change course, we'll add another $9 trillion over the next ten years. the gross debt is now, and maybe by then will still be larger than the u.s. economy. it's approaching levels where economists agree deficits and debt are causing slower economic growth. during the past four years we witnessed president obama's theory of economic stimulus. we sa
obama makes his first trip to israel and gets caught at an open mic. the love gov makes a comeback in south carolina, and march madness hits the white house. >>> but tonight, i start with washington dropping the ball on protecting our children. >>> this is "the ed show," and as ed would say, let's get to work. >>> it was supposed to change everything. the massacre at sandy hook elementary school was brutal and horrific, it shook us to our core but out of the tragedy, there was a hope something could get done. we americans believe this was the event that would prompt our lawmakers to finally act, yet this is the cover of today's "new york daily news," shame on us. the faces of the murdered 20 children of the elementary school students in newtown, connecticut, surrounding those words. this is how a paper in the nation's largest city is reacting in the nation's country is the ban reintroduced buy senator dianne fine stain was getting dropped why a larger safety pageage because the votes weren't therement so senator harry reid it's about the math. >> right now her amendment has less th
, something president obama has described as a red line. let's get to chief white house correspondent jessica yellen. she's in jerusalem awaiting president obama as he heads in her direction for his trip to the middle east. we just heard, jessica, from senator dieann feinstein, the chair of the intelligence committee, she said president obama has a decision to make. are you getting any sense of where he's going to go on this? >> hi, brianna. this is not something the white house is yet commenting on, except that white house chief of staff, dennis mcdunn, speaking to jake tapper, if, and i underscore if, these reports are substantiated, it is his word. the president said the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime would be his red line. of course, we would have to see what kind of action the president would then take. and the white house, again, watching this very closely. we don't have comment from them at this point beyond what white house chief of staff dennis mcdone now said to jake tapper. he said if substantiated, it would be a game changer, not backing down from that language that t
many to recoil here in washington, particularly at senior levels of the obama administration to some degree i think it's propelled the white house towards a greater reliance on drones, intelligence operations, on the use of small special forces teams to target terrorist cells around the world as opposed to trying to do more traditional nation building and remaking of society. perform. >> woodruff: ravij chandrasekaran and michael gordon, thank you for helping us look back. >> pleasure to talk to you. ruch rough we are collecting your iraq war stories, your reflections and lessons learned. find out how the share those on our home page. again, the major developments of the day, car bombings and suicide blasts killed 65 people in baghdad on the tenth anniversary of the u.s. led invasion of iraq. pope francis formally took office and called for the church to defend the weak and protect the environment. and the u.s. rejected claims by the syrian government that rebels used chemical weapons. >> woodruff: another newshour colleague is on a reporting trip abroad. ray suarez is in ireland and
before president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what presidentbama said eaier day in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document, what can we prove. i've instructed me teams to work closely witll oer countries in the region, and international organizations, and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those there the syrian government who have compressed a willingnesso e-- expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessary, to protec
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at repeal by house republicans. the law was upheld by the supreme court, president obama was even re-elected. some republican governors are planning for the expansion. what is she talking about? >>> up next, marco rubio and rand paul, who has the juice on the right wing? this will be fun for people on the left. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> now to the battle to 2016 already under way. on the republican side being fought between two relative newcomers. florida as marco rubio and kentucky's rand paul. "new york times" reported just today, for better or words they have come to represent this moment's forth in the republican road. mr. rubio, who decided the republican establishment in 2010 with his brash primary challenge to governor charlie crist's senate run looks like the establishment's man for now. mr. paul, as he try toss expand his appeal beyond the libertarian base of his father, ron paul, has become the face of radically smaller government. both rubio and paul came to washington with solid tea party credentials, but represent very different wings. one o
decade and join the house republican bill which just got shot down in the senate, and president obama expected to unveil his own version soon. >>> speaking of president obama he's on his way home aboard air force one, he left oman, jordan, a short time ago. king abdullah was there to say farewell, jordan is a close ally. during his whirlwind four-day visit to the middle east he stopped in israel and the west bank and urged young israelis to seek peace with the palestinians and got israel to apologize to turkey for a raid that killed nine activists on a turkish ship. >>> the president is flying home if you're flying out across the country, starting next month the faa announced it's shutting down 149 air traffic control towers because of those forced spending cuts. the closures will be phased in over a month starting next month in april. controllers many of them now out of work have concerns that the skies will be less safe. speaking about the skies being less safe a man from france headed to florida tried to dupe an airline crew into thinking he was the pilot a cording to philadelphia
working on immigration reform in the house and the senate. mr. obama says debate should bebegin next month and he wants to sign a bill as soon as possible. everybody knows what's broken and how to fix it. we have all proposed a slot a lot of solutions and white papers and studies. we at this point have have got to work up the political courage to do what's required to be done. >> the senate group's biggest sticking point is how much to pay the 200,000 low skilled workers who would be allowed into the country each year with organizing labor accusing republicans of offering them only a path to poverty. and the chamber of commerce promising they will get a median wage, shepard. >> shepard: what about the path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants who are already here? >> on the senate side, the group is coming together around an agreement that would provide that if border security is improved first. no one is suggesting that the improvements are unreasonable. half the so-called gang of 8 will visit the arizona border later this week to get a feel for what needs to be done. still.
the president. >> no, i wasn't. i was the speaker of the house and that's why i say prayers for president obama and vice president biden every day. >> you don't want to be president. >> i don't want to be president. it's not anything i've ever thought about. >> is there anything you did during those 20 minutes? did you, you know, make it mandatory that everybody listen to polka or, i mean -- >> no, no, nothing. >> nothing? >> just kept my eyes focused on my job. >> free cigarettes? nothing at all? nothing. >> for happy hour? nothing going on? >> no. >> okay. thank you so much, mr. speaker. >> nice to see you. >> i appreciate you taking the time. we also asked speaker boehner about how he as a father felt about what happened at sandy hook. we'll have more from our interview with speaker boehner later in the show. >>> the last time the miami heat lost, hillary clinton was still secretary of state. putting the 23-game winning streak into perspective. that's our sports lead and that's next. uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled
: but look what president obama did when it came to obamacare. >> that's exactly right. and in the white house, begged him not to do obamacare and made her walk the plank and she didn't get reelected. that was a hill he was willing to die on and let members of his party die on. what's different this time the 94 assault weapons ban, we have ten years of evidence that the relative effectiveness of it and what it showed was that it had minimal to no effect in preventing these kinds of crimes so people are taking a look at this and saying, why should i vote for something that last time around was useless and ineffective and actually unnecessary infringement on the second amendment. >> megyn: do they really believe. are they believes that it would make a difference? show out one other thing, there is a theory among some that this was the plan all along. they knew this part would never get through and now, this allows those in the senate to look more reasonable when they cast a vote in favor of background checks and remainder of the legislation which pales in comparison to the assault weapons
. will charm be enough to bridge the differences in the battle of the budget? president obama reaches out to all members of congress just as house republicans and senate democrats come out with dramatically different blueprints for our fiscal future. what are the chances for a compromise? we will ask two is senators leading the debate, democrat dick durbin and republican bob corker. then, republican at a crossroads. as conservative activists gather in washington, gop leaders argue about the future of the party. we'll discuss differences within the gop with matt kibbie of freedom works and former congressman steve latourette of the republican mainstream partnership. >>> the u.s. responds to north korean threats by beefing up its missile defense as the president heads to israel. we will ask our sunday panel whether mr. obama has the right answers to foreign policy challenges around the world. and our power player of the week. a celebrity chef combines the classic with the cutting edge. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy st. patrick's day from fox news in was
to transport patients to area hospitals. the white house says president obama was immediately briefed on the incident. >> "the president's thoughts and prayers go to the families of those who were lost and to those who are injured. we're obviously in the early stages of assessing the incident. it's a tragedy, clearly." >> the army depot is used for storing ammunition and weapon stocks set to be deactivated. it's also used by military units for high desert trainingfore deployment overseas. the marines involved were based at camp lejeune, n.c. while the investigation continues, the military is holding off on using any of the mortars from the same manufacturing lot as the ones that were used at the nevada base. >> catherine: while not unexpected, a huge blow today for advocates of gun control. senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be a part of a gun control package he brings to the senate floor for debate. kron 4's dan kerman is here with what this means and why gun control advocates still have hope. >> reporter: harry reid says there is just not enough
. . >>> two rockets from gaza hit israel today. one of them landed in the court yard of a house. they are criticizing the president's meeting with the president. president obama is on a visit to the middle east to focus on restarting stalled peace talks. today he took his message to the israeli people. >> today i want to tell you, the young people, so as long as there is a united states of america -- [ speaking foreign language ] >> you are not alone. >> the president delivered an appeal for peace while speaking to college estudents. he stressed -- college students, he stressed they must make peace. earlier he met with palestinian president. he said palestinians deserve an independent state and have an obligation to work for peace. >> the united states is committed to the creation of an independent state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation. >> president obama also attended a state dinner. he was presented with the highest honor at the israeli medal of distinction. he will visit jordan tomorrow. >>> north korea issued a new round of nuclear threats t
controlled senate passed a federal budget doctor president obama's tenure. it has no chance of passing the gop house. it was passed at 5:00 a.m. saturday morning by 50-49. four democrats voted against it and one abstained. republicans wasted no time in attacking it. according to a statement by senator jeff sessions, the content of the plan, the majority has now approved demonstrates why they were unwilling to revile it for so long. as the budget wars wage on, president obama is expected to sign a resolution this week to keep the government funded throughout september. that locks into place the much-hated and did he say speed sequester, meaning there will be a lot of pain to go along with the sure to be drown out budget process. lets bring in robert reich his best selling e book, beyond outrage is now available in paper back. it is required reading. welcome back to the show. >> good evening. >> how big a deal is it that the senate democrats actually passed a budget for the first tile in four years? >> i think it's very important symbolically. the democrats have been talking about a budg
former presidential candidate mitt romney. >> i will repeal obama care. and i'll stop it in its tracks on day one. >> reporter: the gop budget that passed the republican controlled house also includes a repeal of obama care. congresswoman michele bachmann warned the health care law is a killer. >> let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. >> but it seems it is the law that can't be killed almost like the legislative equivalent of kenny from south park. >> they killed kenny! >> reporter: but some republicans outside of washington have a different take. a slew of high profile gop governors recently accepted the law's massive expansion of the medicaid program for the poor into their states. the law's defenders say other popular provisions go into effect next year such as the ban on insurers discriminating against patients with preex-conditions. and new insurance exchange market places where people can shop for coverage. the white house says the repealers ignore that. >> that seems at some point to be time not well
is a lesson house and senate and the present vote on the alternative, there is a spending reduction from obama's wish list over the next decade. it is automatic. if republicans if republicans say we do not want to stop it, it does not stop. what obama thought was going to happen because he sought a handful of republicans on shot shows saying, oh, we will get the papers -- the vapours if defense increases are not carried out. that is not where the country is. it is not where the modern republican party is. it is not even where the republicans in the house and senate are. there are some guys on spending committees that would like to spend some and that is understandable. but at the end of the day, we should probably figure out how to give the pentagon more flexibility. they need to save the same amount of dollars promised in the sequester as the rest of the government does. thepresident is judge, leading republicans would panic during the negotiations on the fiscal cliff -- be leaving republicans would panic during negotiations on the fiscal cliff. he kept thinking they would put the sequester o
to approve the housing here. but heaten says he just wants to do more from our troops. nbc bay area news. >> president obama is on his way to the middle east. he's just hours away from landing in israel for the first time as commander in chief. the president took off from andrews air force base. officials setting a low expectation for the trip. president obama will meet with yahoo and then separately in the west bank before heading off to jordan. >> a new clue could help catch a copper thief. fremont investigators believe it may have been stolen and then used in a break in. thieves stole $25,000 worth of copper wire and then allegedly fled in this orange truck. you're urged to call fremont police. >> the city sweetening the pot. tonight, the city council agreed to give up millions of dollars in revenue if the 49ers end up hosting super bowl xl. the league says it will announce the home city in late may. >>> it is being built as the next antenna row. >> crews are working on a massive retail and residential village. nbc bay area is live with why not everyone is a big fan. >> well, jessica,
of your phone calls on the 10th anniversary of the war. fort, white house editor politico joins us on the phone this morning to go through what president obama plans to do on his first trip to israel. edward, we are learning the president has arrived in israel. what is on his agenda? guest: he has already given a .elcome speech at the airport he is off to inspect a battery .f muscles for the -- missiles he has meetings with the israeli president and with the prime minister. he is also going to be traveling to the west bank to meet with the president of the palestinian authority. he will be making a number of other stops, some ceremonial, some business and some tourism. ton, on friday, he will head jordan for the last piece of this trip and will spend a day in jordan meeting with the king there and talking with him about some of the other issues in the region. host: the president is giving a speech to israeli students. is visiting sacred places while he is there. what is the strategy? guest: well, the president is in a strange position. he has said that he did not want to go to isra
to hear from him very shortly. the white house says this trip is a chance for president obama is connect with the israeli people. a poll published last week shows only 10% had a favorable attitude for him. president obama and israeli leaders both agree that something needs to be done to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. israel threatened to take military action if iran appeared to be on the verge of having a bomb. president obama pushed for more time for peace talks but says military action is still on the table. president obama once hep weres up his -- once he wraps up this conference, he will head to speak to benjamin netanyahu where they will hold a press conference in about three hours. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a sheriff says it appears a 911 call to a middle school school in southern minnesota was a hoax. the school in new prague, minnesota immediately went on red alert and locked down each class when a caller said there was someone with an ak-47. a search of the school turned up nothing. they say everyone is southwest. this school is 45 miles southwest of minneapolis
at the conservative conference cpac. bachmann accused president obama of frivolous spending on a lavish white house lifestyle. listen. >> now we find out that there are five chefs on air force one. there are two projectionists who operate the white house movie theater. they regularly sleep at the white house in order to be readily available in case the first family wants a really, really late show. we are also the ones who are paying for someone who walk the president's dog. >> okay. so now watch what happens when cnn's dana bash asks bachmann about her allegations. >> reporter: congresswoman, can i ask you about your speech at cpac. you made some accusations against the president that were either questionable or untrue. can i talk to you about that? i want to ask you some specifics. >> well, the comments that i made about the president are during the benghazi debacle the president went missing. >> reporter: no. what i want to ask you about is the fact that you said -- you talked about the excesses that he's engaged in. the fact that he has a dog walker, which is not true. >> the big point in my sp
. the comments reverberating around the globe and here at home. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> reporter: talking tough in his first public comments on that reports that chemical weapons in the news in syria, president obama about the regime will be held accountable. >> when you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking potentially add even more horrific scenes than we have already seen in syria and the international community has to act on that additional a permission. >> the president spoke at a news conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is worried serious chemical weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists or anti israeli extremists like hezbollah. mr. obama is stressing he is skeptical that they used chemical weapons and cautioned that the u.s. is still investigating claims that syrian president use them, the president a bushel when israeli reporter suggested that the u.s. has been sitting on its hands. >> is incorrect for you t
that israel, worse than any ally has been treated. white house has treated them like a beggar. >> sean: why would israel, why would the prime minister who is a very smart man. would he or should he trust obama? i wouldn't trust him if i were him. >> he has to say publicly he does. i don't know what is going on behind the scenes. >> sean: i think it's for public consumption. >> i think netanyahu is a smart guy and making a case and making it clear if he has to he will act unilaterally that could bring president obama in. i'm sure that net snet very concerned. >> sean: he left netanyahu in the white house and said, if you change your mind and come and get me. then he left. then something that the suns united states said never do go back to the '67 borders and nicolas sarkozy says net assassinate liar. i got a deal with him every week. that was pretty rude, too. >> netanyahu is a big boy. what concerns him is what does that show about president obama's real instincts. is he going to war with iran in defense of a country -- that is what netanyahu has to worry about. if to publicly treat netanya
again. president obama back in the white house with a full schedule coming off of his trip to the middle east with the president in the middle east from politico, josh gristene, joining united states on our news line this morning. josh, welcome home. >> thank you, bill. it's good to be back. >> bill: >> bill: so any accomplishments that the white house can point to out of the trip to the middle east? >> i say there are two basic accomplishments. the judge seemed to have lifted his standing which was pretty low with the israeli jews. he really had a major, i guess term we are use, a charm offensive there and laid it on pretty thick folks new when he went to pay his respects and he aligned himself with zinism but he didn't wait to do that. the minute he stepped off of the plane, he started talking about the juice had been in this plannedland for thousands of years they are fulfilling their degree, abraham and sarah. he laid it on thick >> bill: if i can jump if. he took a stone from the grave of martin luther king, jr.? >> right. >> which wa
. the white house says this trip is a chance for president obama is connect with the israeli people. a poll published last week shows only 10% had a favorable attitude for him. president obama and israeli leaders both agree that something needs to be done to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. israel threatened to take military action if iran appeared to be on the verge of having a bomb. president obama pushed for more time for peace talks but says military action is still on the table. president obama once hep weres up his -- once he wraps up this conference, he will head to speak to benjamin netanyahu where they will hold a press conference in about three hours. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a sheriff says it appears a 911 call to a middle school school in southern minnesota was a hoax. the school in new prague, minnesota immediately went on red alert and locked down each class when a caller said there was someone with an ak-47. a search of the school turned up nothing. they say everyone is southwest. this school is 45 miles southwest
. today president obama will leave for his first trip to israel as president. now, the white house is downplaying expectations for any major steps toward the middle east peace process, but of course the president's meetings and appearances have been very carefully orchestrated. he will check out the iron dome air defense missile launcher partially funded by the united states. he'll visit the dead sea scrolls at the israel museum in jerusalem to show he believes in the ancient jewish connection to israel. he'll lay a wreath at a zionist visionary theater tomb as well as slain prime minister's its ak rabin's grave. the president will have several meetings and working dinner with newly re-elected prime minister benjamin netanyahu. of course, no secret that the relationship between these two leaders hasn't always been a warm one. besides discussing peace between israel and palestine what a-- oe of the other major topics is iran's nuclear program. the president encouraged their leaders to move toward peace. >> now is the time for the iranian government to take immediate and meaningful s
, that's how secretary of state john kerry described president obama's first presidential visit to israel. the white house had set expectations low, but is there was one surprise, when the president persuaded israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to apologize to turkey over mistakes that led to the death of activists on a flotilla bound for gaza. let me bring in congressman elliott angle. good to see you. >> thank you. >> congressman mike rogers had a very different take than john kerry about the president's trip. let me play it for you. >> i thought the trip was a disappointment for us. i think the president squandered great opportunity to show leadership and push them in a place where they could get an agreement out of a meeting, didn't get it, got a speech, get to some agreement on the path forward on syria, didn't get that. >> so from your perspective, congressman, a disappointment, a success? somewhere in between? >> it was a great success. i was with the president. i flew with him on air force one, traveled with him. he was treated like a rock star in israel. >> how interesting,
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose
. meet the group that did. >>> and what's that jumping out of the trunk of the car. president obama will arrive in israel has his first visit as commander in chief. it comes as peace plans remain elusive. nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander joins us live from jerusalem. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. a beautiful day here in jerusalem. you can see the historical city in the background behind us. the president is expected to be here a short time from now before you arrives in tel aviv. this trip is being billed as the unbreakable alliance. a former senior administration official told me it is more of an opportunity for a reset for the president in terms of his relationship with this country. america's strongest ally in the middle east you can expect to see a lot more symbolism than substance. consider this, 40% of israelis say they believe the president has a hostile view of israel. that's something the president and administration is hoping to patch up over the course of the next several days. there will be a series of meetings, including some time for th
of all, the president, president obama's, credibility is very, very critical. they is said from the white house podium that any use from the chemical weapons would be a red line. presumably this would be the trigger for more american involvement. as you know, craig, u.s. has been behind other allies, britain and france pressing on the u.s. to do more. we have done human. aid, nonlethal aid, helped to the combatance, but not what they have been pleading for. which is more weaponry. so there's a lot of pressure on the white house to become more involved in syria. this is skoesten shl because they have to wonder about what will follow the civil war. if assad is going to fall, will it be another vacuum like the vk um that has taken place, leading to huge securityish a us in egypt next door. egypt has a government. not entirely functioning government but it hasn't cancelled the historic peace treaty with israel. but security situation in egypt is collapsing all around it and that is the real fear, if they have total collapse. al qaeda elements increasingly large roles in the opposition. and a
, why should they trust barack obama, who snubbed just beyond the pale snubbed bb netanyahu in the white house, that claimed they should go back to '67 border, we promised israel we would never ask them to do that. obama did it and then on top of that, sarkozy says that bb is a liar and oh, i've got to deal with him every week. why would bb netanyahu ever trust this man, the israelis, because i wouldn't if i were them. >> it's not about trust, it's about business. a, if you want to keep the checks flowing. b, you're an ally, and sarkozy was not elected in-- >> what does that have to do with something. >> they agree that iran will not have a nuclear bomb for at least another year. >> sean: and if they want the check flowing and-- >> remember the camp david accord and apologize for saying that israelis are descendents of apes and pigs, that would be a good start, right. >> the egyptians say they don't want the money. >> sean: they do-- by the american taxpayers, we can't afford to keep the white house open, but we're funding the terrorist terrorist, the former head of the muslim brotherhoo
to the spotlight with a vengeance. it started with her cpac speech last weekend claiming that president obama is living in the lap of luxury with lots of staffing. into the white house for a white house tour. that isn't caring. >> you can think that through and judge it the way i judge it. the washington post pointed out that there is no doubt that the bachmann's 1.4 million figure and the person that walks bo is the white house grounds keeper that walked every presidential dog since nixon. congresswoman bachmann warned of the dangers of obama care. >> the american people, especially vulnerable women, vulnerable children, vulnerable senior citizens, now get to pay more and they get less. that's why we're here. because we're saying, let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills women, kills senior citizens. >> it's all pretty loopy. liz is co-creator of the daily show, what a brain you have and ken vogu -- what is it -- i'm going to be careful here but this is a factor here. you go after president and things like dog walking and this ridiculous five chefs on air force 1, lik
. once pitting the white house against half of capitol hill and the millions of americans against it the affordable healthcare act or obama care turned three years old today. while some of the law has already taken effect the price tag hangs in the balance and it is huge by any measure, democrat or republican. with the stroke of a pen on march 23, 2010 after months of bitter debating in congress president obama made it the signature achievement of his first term. it faced numerous appeal attempts and seen a supreme court challenge. john boehner saying when democrats rammed obama care through congress three years ago they did so with a host of promises that are proving more empty by the day. instead of keeping the coverage they have an estimated 7 million americans are at risk of losing health insurance ." then the president marking the day by praising the law saying this in part "the affordable healthcare act will give hard working middle class families the healthcare security they deserve and protect every american from the worst insurance company abuses." all this as preparation
to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose and we have a little bit of a break or two in. cloud
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